Memorandum by Mr S W Shirley (NT 41)
This is a bit late I know, for what its worth
here are my comments on Basildon.
From day one, houses knocked down that could
have been incorporated into the new town, Harlow did it.
Roads not wide enough.
My daughter lived on an estate where the local
council HAD TO PUT PAVEMENTS IN for goodness sake!
A thatch cottage was demolished: I made enquiries.
I was told it was UNTIDY!!! Now the Gifford House is going the
You have the Labour councillors making no effort
to get borough status, we are still an Urban District Council.
I think it's because Labour councillors can pass the back by saying
it's the Tory District Council's fault we have no money to spend
on roads and pavements.
A FARCE. It is Tory versus Labour, Basildon
is becoming a slum over Tory versus Labour.
If Basildon New Town had been given independent
status from the outset, like for instance Canary Wharf: one wonders?
The Basildon New Town Corporation is still interfering in Basildon
only under a different name.
The Government should take over and sort the
S W Shirley